Dylan Thomas

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Dylan Thomas was a sensation, both as a person and as a poet. His writing – short stories as well as verse – was hugely popular. This book throws new light on his private life, which included a string of mistresses, and his attitude to his work.

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The definitive biography of the poet who was almost as notorious for his ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ lifestyle as his artistic work

Dylan Thomas was a romantic and controversial figure; a poet who lived to excess and died young. An inventive genius with a gift for both lyrical phrases and impish humour, he also wrote for films and radio, and was renowned for his stage performances. He became the first literary star in the age of popular culture – a favourite of both T.S. Eliot and John Lennon.

As his status as a poet and entertainer increased, so did his alcoholic binges and his sexual promiscuity, threatening to destroy his marriage to his fiery Irish wife Caitlin. As this extraordinary biography reveals, he was a man of many contradictions. But out of his tempestuous life, he produced some of the most dramatic and enduring poetry in the English language.

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Weight 0.368 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 15.4 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

512

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K